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1:15 isn't bad. I don't see anything wrong with it.
Last year my kids school went with 1 grade 4 class. There were 29/30 kids in the class, 1 teacher. She is an excellent teacher & this year has 23 students. When I asked her how she felt about going down to that many kids her only comment was having 7 less report cards to do up.
Here 30 is the cut off mark, but all the schools are over capacity. My kids school got rid of their computer lab this year as they needed it for another classroom. They now have laptops for the school. Many schools have portables added onto the schools to make more room. If our school has another jump in enrollment they'll be needing portables. There are 5 K-6 & 1 K-3 elementary schools plus the catholic(public) has 2 regular elementary & 1 french immersion elementary. There is not enough room. My kids school went from 220 students at the beginning of the 2008-2009 year to 300 students this year.
Things like smart boards, language istruction are often grant funded which is completely seperate from funding for teachers, aides, etc.